Agence France-PresseJanuary 21, 2014 06:49
Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych fought off tenacious world number three David Ferrer in four sets to reach his first Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday.
Berdych outlasted the Spaniard 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in just over three hours and will play either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Stanislas Wawrinka for a place in the final.
The victory, Berdych's first at Rod Laver Arena, the tournament's centre court, means he has now completed a set of semi-final appearances at all four Grand Slams.
"It feels great. It's really a great feeling," Berdych said.